Bleak Expectations (Bleak Expectations, Book 1.5) by Mark Evans

By Mark Evans

A superbly humorous and creative novel from the hit Radio four comedy series.

You imagine you recognize the whole tale of Bleak expectancies yet glance! Now it's additionally a tremendous, fats, juicy booklet. just like the radio sequence, yet with additional jokes, additional bits of tale, extra dimensions to characters and lots more and plenty extra paper. except you're interpreting it as an publication within which case... lots extra electronic details bits.

Bleak expectancies recounts the extraordinary adventures of younger Pip Bin as he attempts to fix his destroyed kinfolk and incredibly broken existence, aided through his ally Harry Biscuit and positively no longer aided through his merciless and paradoxically named mother or father Mr lightly Benevolent and his accomplices, the fearsome Hardthrasher siblings.

Weep! As Pip is shipped to Britain's nastiest boarding tuition, St Bastard's.

Gasp! because the real quantity of his despicable guardian's plan turns into clear.

Worry! As our hero is dedicated to the Workhouse, the place he meets the hideous poverty-punishments of the treadmill, the grindstone and the painwheel.

Sigh! As Pip reveals love with London's such a lot eligible frail good looks, pass over plant life Dies-Early.

Find a tenterhook and sit down on it!

Grim conditions, fallacious identities, not likely inheritances, nightmarish lawsuits, ridiculous names, handy coincidences to unravel plot difficulties, over-sentimental loss of life scenes and plenty and many adjectives: Bleak expectancies is the radical Charles Dickens may have written after ingesting some distance an excessive amount of gin.

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Anon) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison) There are two kinds of people in life: people who like their jobs and people who don’t work here any more. (Anon) 48 o When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours. (Anon) 49 n DRINK 51 n A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints. (Italian) A drink precedes a story. (Irish) A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.

Anon) 35 Want a thing long enough and you don’t. (Chinese) Well done is better than well said. (Benjamin Franklin) You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. (Gandhi) You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it your all! (Anon) 36 h PROFESSIONS 37 s A bad compromise is better than a successful law suit. (Spanish) A lawyer’s fee and a prostitute’s wages are paid in advance. (Indian) A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. (English) A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Anon) 42 New laws are followed by new tricks. (German) ‘Virtue is in the middle,’ said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers. (Danish) When God wanted to punish man He invented lawyers. (Russian) s 43 R WORK 45 R A desk without paperwork is a sign of one born to delegate. (Anon) A tidy desk is the sign of a disturbed mind. (Anon) Hard work never hurt anyone. But then why risk it? (Anon) Make sure you are not irreplaceable: if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. (Anon) 46 R Multi-tasking: the art of screwing up everything all at once.

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